Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

Current

Wild reindeer.

Chronic Wasting Disease: All known animals in Nordfjella dispatched

2018-02-27: The Norwegian Environment Agency reports that the last known group of wild reindeer of Zone 1 in Nordfjella has been felled. Now the area is to be searched to make sure it is cleared of animals. 17 cases of CWD have been detected in reindeer from Nordfjella.

The seeds placed safely inside Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

1 million seed samples are now stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

2018-02-26: Today, just over 76,000 new seed samples were carried into Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage. This means that the seed vault now holds more than 1 million seed samples from gene banks worldwide. Norway's Miinister for Agriculture and Food, Jon Georg Dale, hosted today's anniversary celebration as representatives from 23 international gene banks carried their seed samples into the vault.

Documents

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

2018-02-16: The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local Government and Modernisation, Petroleum and Energy, Transport and Communications and Foreign Affairs.